Burned several 210 meg cds last year.New machine here and running xp/sp2 home.cd does not access minicd except on properties it reports 0 bytes used and available on blank mini as well as known good ones written to.
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Re: 210 meg mini cd
Have you tried the cd's on different computers or on a different cd drives? Ive had many issues with cd drives before, many times the reading laser and mechanisms fail and all sorts of strange things happen. In my experience not being able to read cd's on a CD drive or DVD drive is almost never a software issue, but acutally almost 99% of the time it is hardware related. I recommend to try those cd's on different machines. If they work on other machines its time to replace the CD drive.
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go to campaq (hp) site and download the drivers you need. Just follow the instruction where as laptop selection is concerned and download the relevant drivers. As for home edition, you will have to get that cd or download it from various sites, even torrents and burn it to disc.
1. You should a working Windows XP Sp2 setup. 2. Just boot through the bootable pendrive or CD rom whichever you are using. 3. There should be no problem in installation. 4. If installation is completed then download the necessary drivers required from HP website particularly for your model.
i think you,ve hit the nail-on-the-head.
The laser has to power up highrer to write a DVD, or ocassionally have a dual laser. 1 for read/write CD. And 1 For Read/Write DVD.
Certain cd roms, only use CD- media. it,s probably worth checking which media is supported by the drive.
Also check the drives aren,t conflicting, on the same ide channel, sometimes swapping channels, ide primary/secondary can help, or swiitching Master/Slave/cable select jumpers on the drives Themselves.
Create 3 folders - C:\WINXPSP2 C:\SP2 and C:\XPBOOT
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP2
You will have to download the SP2 Update, which is 250MB.
Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP2.EXE
Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:
C:\XP-SP2.EXE -U -X:C:\SP2
Open Start/Run... and type the command:
Folder C:\WINXPSP2contains: Windows XP SP2
How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable
( no download manager !! )
Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT
Start Nero - Burning Rom.
Select File > New... from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT
Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions
Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN
* For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN
Click Burn tab
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once
Press New button
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP2
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.
No, it's because Microsoft changed the way boot CDs work with SP2. You need an old CD (Windows XP SP1). I had the same problem here, notebook without floppy, it won't boot from the newer XP version CDs (SP2 or SP3) - but an old SP1 CD works! (Those were all original Microsoft CDs, and the SP2 / SP3 CDs boot just fine on several other PCs I tested. It's just that some old hardware has a problem with the boot mode used on newer Windows CDs.)
The answer is what you profess.
The drive can burn CD's, read CD's and also read DVD's. Everytime I try and burn a DVD I have an unrecognized drive and the properties always show no disk: The drive burns CD's ie;music, but cannot burn DVD it can only read DVD like you say!